Topic: Back To Life [Monday April 2, 2018]
Text: 1 Kings 17:17-24 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived” (1 Kings 17:22).
One June 30, 2009, Bahia Bakari, a French teenager, was involved in a plane crash. The plane, flight 626, had on board 152 passengers when it crashed into the Indian Ocean. The Girl had been tossed free off the plane when it blew apart. Bakari did not know how to swim. In the dark, she managed to make it to a piece of floating debris and clung to it. She then tried to paddle to where she thought she had other survivors, but never found them. All but Bakari died in the mishap. Bakari floated on the debris for about 13 hours, tossed to and fro by the ocean waves. It was a local fisherman named Maturaffi Libounah, who just passing by, that saw her floating, jumped into the water and rescued the already fainted Bakari. She was later reunited with her family.
Our text tells a story of a widow, who had only one son. The son suddenly took ill and died. The parents of the boy, perhaps, had great hopes and a well planned future for him, but his journey was terminated at his early age. But for the intervention and intercession of Elijah, the man of God, the life, hope and future of the boy would have also terminated abruptly.
What has nature or fate suddenly and rudely hijacked from you or from a loved one? Is it good life, a promising future, peaceful home, a good job, intimate relationship with God and sound health? The tides can turn! Yes, through effectual intercessory prayer, cords that were broken will vibrate once more! Intercessory prayer has the power to bring back to life, still ill wind and adversity, restore peace into a troubled life and change fatalistic destiny and destination. Intercessory prayers are potent enough to obliterate all challenges on our paths.
Thought For The Day: It is never over until God says it.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.